Which DVD writer to buy?

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Faun

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I need a decent DVD writer which can read discs easily and write without any errors. I already have a Sony DVD writer but it fails to read discs even with slightest scratches.

Is there any advantage in SATA DVD writers ?

Please tell me the prices too. Which brand DVDs are good for data backup ?

Thanks.
 
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Faun

Faun

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^^Is it the best one ? What is the price in INR ?

bump for others opinion :D
 

Sathish

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^^stick with samsung for its reliability and probably successive reading on scratched discs.. check some online store like techshop and lynx-estore..
 

static_x

In the zone
IMO you either opt for ASUS or Samsung..Sony really sucks...
I recently bought ASUS lightscribe DVD writer for 1400/- The samsung SATA writer is available for Rs.1100/- :smile:
 

Krazy Bluez

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^ BTW Sony is great for Combo Drives....In my opinion go for Samsung....don't even try to think for Lite-on...they are worse but I don't know why Digit mag always prefers them on the top ?
 

Kl@w-24

Slideshow Bob
Samsung sucks. I've seen 3 cases, one of them being my own. My Samsung DVD writer is barely 2 years old and it can't write DVDs anymore. It just ruins them. And some of my earlier backup discs have also been corrupted even though they were Sony discs and were stored in a protective covering all the time.

Go for LG. I'll be getting a new writer in the coming days and it will probably be Sony or LG.
 

ico

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Samsung sucks. I've seen 3 cases, one of them being my own. My Samsung DVD writer is barely 2 years old and it can't write DVDs anymore. It just ruins them. And some of my earlier backup discs have also been corrupted even though they were Sony discs and were stored in a protective covering all the time.

Go for LG. I'll be getting a new writer in the coming days and it will probably be Sony or LG.
The Samsung octoedge ones are seriously good. :)

The SATA interface is faster than PATA/IDE and a Samsung DVD writer should be Rs.1100.

Best will be ASUS if you can find but it will be a little bit expensive.
 

VarDOS

15.0 GHz
SAMSUNG is good, my bro's own result, he brought it in May 2007, and its still good, reading and writing all the CD & DVD,

My Experince With Sony : Sony really sucks, i had brought it in April 2007, It worked gr8 till May 2008, and started showing probs...now it do not read even a single DVD except one which is burned from Nero9 and Dual-Layer DVD's provided by Digit.

No To Sony
Yes To Samsung

I am also planning to buy a SAMSUNG Drive, but blue-ray ones.
 

pimpom

Cyborg Agent
All those conflicting opinions must be really confusing for the OP. :( The thing is, you can't really judge a brand from one good or one bad experience.

Samsung had a problem with the moving mechanism of their optical drives for a long time. I'm not sure what the situation is now, but in the past, more than half of Samsung drives developed a problem with the mechanism within a short time. In addition to my own experiences with other people's drives, there were numerous complaints about Samsung drives in forums and newsgroups. I even wrote to Samsung suggesting a solution to the problem. My personal policy is "Never a Samsung optical drive". (OTOH, I like their monitors and keyboards).

Having said that, I repeat that I'm not sure what current Samsung models are like.

Last week, a friend of mine bought a Samsung 22X SH-S223F to replace his old drive. The drive was detected in BIOS and showed up in Windows Explorer, but always crashed Windows whenever it attempted to open the contents of a disc - any disc, including new original driver discs. I tried various things in BIOS and Windows but the problem remained the same. It worked perfectly with two of my own computers. Other drives work perfectly with my friend's computer.

When he reported the problem to the shop, they told him that they have had problems with several Samsung drives with certain motherboards. They exchanged the drive with a different model before I could try anything else.

I have not used Sony for quite some time now, so I can't offer an informed opinion. My past experience with them was OK. So were my experiences with Liteon. At present I have two LG DVD-writers and they've been working fine so far.

When I mention my experiences, I'm not just talking about my own machines. I also take into account my experiences with many drives that I've installed and maintained for other over the years.
 
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gopi_vbboy

Cyborg Agent
Go for LG DVD Writer .Good Performing.I had no probs with it for last 3.5 years of use.

Ya I even have a Samsung old one but suxxx.sOMETIMEs Gives probs with Frontech CDS,DVD.

My sugg is go with LG
 

Ecstasy

a.k.a VipER
IMO you either opt for ASUS or Samsung..Sony really sucks...
I recently bought ASUS lightscribe DVD writer for 1400/- The samsung SATA writer is available for Rs.1100/- :smile:
+1

Even I own a Samsung and its been working for me since 2 + yrs, no problem at all.

One thing is for sure... don't go for Sony and I have heard this from a lot of people.
 

kalpik

In Pursuit of "Happyness"
I too have an LG GH22 NS30.. And its running fine.. Trust me, dont go for samsung..
 

red_devil

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ichi if you've not bought one already, go for LG wala dvd writer man...i've been using one for more than a year now and its working like a charm..

had a Samsung one earlier and after a bit of use the tray got stuck and wouldn't come out !! [don't know what the problem was...]

LG is good mate ;)
 

j1n M@tt

Cyborg Agent
^^Samsung was the worst in market until NIC started to manufacture their drives. I too had old samsung writers and combo drives which failed me all the time...but the new generation Samsung drives r the best.
 
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